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SLO warming center opening Thursday and Friday because of cold weather

The Prado Day Center in San Luis Obispo is operating a warming center on Thursday and Friday.
The Prado Day Center in San Luis Obispo is operating a warming center on Thursday and Friday. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

The San Luis Obispo city warming center will open Thursday and Friday at 43 Prado Road to those needing shelter from the cold weather.

The facility, located at the Prado Day Center, will offer client check-in beginning at 4:45 p.m.

Overnight guests at the sober facility will be provided a hot meal and safe, dry place to sleep.

Those wishing to stay may arrive at any time during the night; however, once someone leaves, they may not return that night. Pets are allowed, and smoking is allowed in a designated area.

The warming center will close at 8 a.m., but clients may access the center’s other services starting at 8:30 a.m. The warming center may be activated on future dates, depending on weather conditions. For more information about nights of operation, call 805-549-6858.

The center also is seeking food donations to feed about 35 people, along with requested no-cook breakfast items, large trash bags, backpacks and sleeping bags, coffee and clothing, among other items. Donations can be dropped off at the center. For questions, call 805-786-0617.

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